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millions and his work. marco rubio, pat toomey. very conservative, anti-tax, anti-government purists in the mold of jim demint. however, he also backed in republican primaries a number of republican candidates who simply were not electable according to the republican establishment and the establishment was right. for example, remember christine o'donnell, i'm not a witch, from delaware. ken buck of colorado. and others. so those are some of the reasons why he definitely has ruffled many a-feather with the party leaders and i have to tell you first thing i saw when the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell released a statement today was making the point that demint had, quote, uncompromising service. didn't have to read between the lines too much to see there's a backhanded compliment. >> dana, what about bigger picture here and talking about the republican party aenl just talking about folks like ryan and rubio, let's say, part of maybe the next generation republicans. do you think that demint's brand of republicanism is falling out of favor with sort of the newer version of what
stream establishment, the rubios -- you know, he is the future -- >> yeah. >> stephanie: right. he is seen as the future of the republican party and sought to lay out a blueprint moving forward. >> i like that. >> stephanie: that is good. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> stephanie: they did a side by side chart his position was the exact same as mitt romney. just like john boehner's opening statement -- it's mitt romney's plan. >> that plan lost in the election. >> building a bridge to the 12th century. >> stephanie: representative charles, republican of louisiana. >> the speaker has full support of the congress to move forward and get something done. >> boner has full full support. >> everybody supports me. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: except the president. >> stephanie: oh, how funny that an eric cantor sound bite would come up next. >> although the president seems upset about raising taxes on you, we feel that is not the right direction -- >> it's not the right direction to tax people. that just means more revenue for the government, and we hate that. >> stephanie:
-minded conservatives to the senate. marco rubio, rand paul, johnson and ted cruz. >> i've played a role in stocking the senate with solid conservatives who are younger and brighter and better spokesmen than i am. and so i know i'm leaving the senate better than i found it. >> reporter: but demint also infuriated republican leaders by backing several gop primary candidates who could not win their senate seats. remember christine o'donnell? cnn is told senate republican leader mitch mcconnell was annoyed for backing o'donnell and a couple other losing candidates in 2010 and cost republicans the majority. at the time demint told us he was unapologetic and still is. you're trying to send a message to the gop establishment. >> the gop establishment is out. and what we're going to do is help the american people take back their government. >> reporter: in the flood of gop reaction to demint's surprise retirement, he didn't have to read between the lines much in the gop leader's three-sentence statement to see some hard feelingsthanking demint for his service and another who called demint a friend. >> i've
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